Cardiff - Mermaid Quay

Average Rating: 
4.03 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Speed: 
No votes yet
Decoration: 
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Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
28a Mermaid Quay
Bute Street
CF10 5BZ
02920 450324
Halal: 
No
Parking: 
£1.50 for an hour or £2.50 for 2 hours in the Mermaid Quay car park.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This is my first time in nandos and the food was just absolutely delicious and the place looks clean and tidy

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Food was poor and treated by member of staff as if I didn't know what I was talking about. Ate enough Nandos to know a bad one.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

We are never disappointed when we go out as a family here, on this particular visit we had visitors over to stay from Michigan USA, and Nando's was on their list to try and they loved it. Really fast service and members of staff working that evening went out of their way for us.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The staff were all friendly and very nice, but Kirsten was exceptional. She took out order and really made a strong impression with her cheerful and friendly manner. She seemed to genuinely care that we had a good time.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The chicken we had was scrumptious, like a firework exploding flavour into your mouth, the aroma floating from the kitchen was divine, instantly starting the anticipation of what feasts be brought upon us. The whole family sharing a moment of magic as we dive head first into the heavenly sent cooked chickens that would be better placed in a fairy tale feast.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Service was a joke, was told that we'd have to wait half an hour for our Butterfly and the staff who served us didn't have a clue what they were doing. One of them dropped my change, had to re-do my order twice and also when sat down waiting for food another staff member across from us was at a table filling sauce bottles, and then dropped several whilst laughing mid-discussion with a colleague. Shocking.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I am 100% certain this branch would be in the top ten UK Nando's if more reviewers went there. This branch was by far the best Welsh Nando's over the weekend and one of the best experiences I've ever had.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This small store down at Mermaid quay is in a open air leisure complex close to the Roald Dahl Plas on the floor of a former dry dock, the Doctor Who experience, Wales millennium centre. The nearest parking is on Stuart road but you will need to fix your mortgage to pay before parking up. It’s surrounded by other restaurants like Pizza Express, Subway and Cafe Rouge.

Vick123's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I enjoyed my visit to Nando's restaurant at Cardiff Bay area. It was a lovely and new restaurant I Cardiff with the lovely view of the bay. We choose to sit outside as it was nice sunny day. The smell of the food and the warm sea air make us very hungry. We order a chicken platter with drink. The service was quick and efficient. The whole restaurant was well decorated with the rustic look. We enjoyed the chicken which is cooked to perfection and very tender.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

5*/5*

Marc RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It was time for a pre-match Nando's as 7 gooners made their way into Mermaid Quay fully kitted out in Arsenal gear ahead of the 3pm kick-off at Cardiff City stadium. This Nando's is also offers great views of Cardiff bay and is a lovely area to walk around.

Parking was £2.50 for 2 hours in the nearby pay and display car park and we were delighted to be seated straight out at 12.30 on a Saturday afternoon at a booth on the left as you walk in.

jamessinger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Fun and friendly staff in a pleasant location with no queue whatsoever.

LawVS's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, February 25, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

My girlfriend and I were down at Cardiff Bay to go to the Doctor Who Experience and fancied a spot of lunch. There was a good mix of restaurants but Nando's was represented even down on the bay. There's a good amount of entertainment around including said experience and the Millenium Center about a few minutes walk away.

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How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Just arrived in uk, cardiff. Love how nandos are everywhere! Being somewhere new, i find comfort in something i'm familiar with. It feels like i have a travelling companion :)

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

For those that know Cardiff, then they know how nice the Mermaid Quay complex is. During the day being able to sit outside a pub watching boats float by in the sun, is great - so being to get a take out Nando's is even better!

There's also only a short walk to get from the Mermaid Quay car park (which has plenty of spaces and is very reasonably priced) to any restaurant in the complex.